By Andrea Kincaid
One of my favorite times of the semester is Late Night at the Library. It reminds me of the many late night study sessions in college with my classmates, furiously scribbling notes and debating and laughing. After the library would close, we would normally go to Denny’s and keep studying with the fortification of Moons over my Hammy and unlimited coffee refills.
Late Night at the Library is one of the most popular library events of the semester. The event starts at 5pm and the library is open until midnight! We partner with Student Life, who graciously provides pizza so students don’t have to leave for dinner. We provide free coffee, goody bags with snacks, and give out prizes. Everything at Late Night at the Library is free.
We provide lots of motivation, too – a goal setting board where you can post your goals for the night and then move to the completion board when you’re done! Library staff will cheer you on as you complete your goals. Tutors from various areas are usually available until around 9pm, and librarians provide research help all night in our Research CPR room.
Take advantage of the study rooms, where groups of 2 or more can work together and use the collaborative computer and whiteboards. Book these up to a week in advance on the library’s website! You can work in groups in the collaborative areas too – from the service desk all the way to the Riverside Cafe. Need more focused study? Go to the library’s quiet zone behind the book stacks. And of course, there’s plenty of computers available too.
Kolwyck Library is here to help you fight procrastination and get ahead on your end-of-semester papers and projects. Someday, you will look back on these times and not only be proud of your accomplishments, but fondly remember the hours you spent studying with friends and classmates in the library.